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You know, it is pretty hard to mistake a 60 for a 44...
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i think i need to research more, i'm looking at a SAS in the future of course, but i don't wanna put flares on my truck(step side) and tires can't stick past 1'' from the fenders. with 3.75 bs and 15x8 rims i'm right on the edge and have been spoken to about it, haha
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You know, it is pretty hard to mistake a 60 for a 44...
i didnt know what the differnces are when i bought it so i had no idea what i was buying just took the guys word it was right i will put a pic up when i figure out how to post them thanks for the help
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go to photobucket.com and create an account. upload to photobucket and when it's done uploading, copy the IMG tag and paste it here and BAM! You've got pics on a forum.
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got the photobucket

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this is the truck i got the axle from dont have any of it out of the truck
i talked to the guy i bought it from and he said it was not what i wanted and i brought the axle back and he gave me my money back so now i know im looking for a d44 from a wrangler

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Thats a dana 60 alright, I see the kingpin caps. Those late 70's d60's are the best ones !

you could of sold the axle for $$$$
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yeah that axle is worth 800-1000 easy
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d a m it ok maybe i will go back and see if he still has it tomorro and buy it agen
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Go back and get that ****. Screw the 44. Or resell that 60 for $$ to finance some of your swap expense.
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are they worth that if the housing is empty or the diff over is missing ?? also they have some rear axle out of that truck is that worth anything ??? i can get that also
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if i go and get the axle agen would one of u guys know somebody who would buy it ???
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lots of people would be interested in buying that axle. They are the d60's everyone wants. buy that **** back.
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Kingpin D60s are probably the most sought after axle out there. Post it up on Pirate and you'll probably sell it pretty quick.
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yeah i would imagine you could sell it, 600 at minimum.
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ok will do need to get back down there and buy it agen
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Hopefully that guy didnt realize that and is going to want to sell it for more.
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what are they worth if they are missing some parts ??? there is 1 more down there missing a diff cover and the tie rods i think thats all thats missing from it looked at that 1 first before i bought the other one the gears dont have any rust yet that i could see .
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probably the same, maybe a bit less.
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got the axle back when i get some better pic i will put it up for sale
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Just another thought if you still want to narrow a full width axle... Warn's website has the lengths for different axle applications.

There are a lot of 4x4 Grand Waggy's around here so my axle was shortened the difference between the Ford full width shaft length and Waggy shaft length... no need to run custom shafts.

I definatly would NOT cut down a D60 as you are looking as $$$ shafts, probably wouldn't get as much if you decide to sell it later and as stated above it's easy enough to get larger diameter wheels to clear the calipers and low backspacing.
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If you go the dana 30 route, stay away from the YJ's those are the ones that had the vacuum actuator.. Go for the 97 and newer TJ's the have the easiest setup to use. There are quite a few cherokee's out there from I believe 98 to 04 that have the same 30.... If your looking for a d44 that you don't have to cut down, look into the TJ's from 2000 to 2006 There are certain models that had it as an option or standard. 2000 -03 Saraha - option 2004 -6 Rubicon had the standard d44 front and rear with a locker.... They're the rarest ones of the group so good luck...
also wagoneers with driver side drop had narrow dana 44s in em too
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not as narrow, plus they are not 5on4.5
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I started to read all of the post but didn’t finish…

My thinking is either a d-44 out of an early 70s Bronco (low pinion) or one from the next gen Bronco/F150 (high PInion), instead of a D-30.
I for one would not use a D-30, yes it will work but why go through the work and have almost what you had in strength.
The 70s Bronco will not need to be cut down but it is a low pinion, if you can live with that then it is a good axle BUT it does need Coil Spring. Coils would make for a better ride than Leaf Springs.
The later Bronco/F150, 80s version has the High Pinion but will require cutting on the passenger side for fitment and Coils again but to me that is not a bad thing.

With all of the Bronco’s/F150s out there finding a high pinion D44 from a late 70s-on vehicle should be easy.

Oh ya another problem is the Bolt Pattern, something else to keep in mind.

Good Luck on the project.
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